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Acne Treatments at Spa Sophia

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Acne, while essentially harmless, can be very hard on your self-esteem. Some of Spa Sophia's own estheticians have struggled with acne, and we have seen the miracles good acne treatment can perform for skin as well as mental wellbeing. That's why we're also an acne treatment spa. Want to know what Spa Sophia's recommendations for acne treatment are? Read on!

What is Acne?

Acne is the buildup of oil and dead skin cells in hair follicles, leading to bumps and inflammation of the skin. Acne is most commonly found on the face, back and neck.

What causes Acne?

Acne is caused by an overproduction of oil in the skin, irregular shedding of skin cells and a consequent build up of bacteria. It's usually genetic. Acne can be worsened by certain other factors though. The biggest one is hormones, such as those in puberty, pregnancy and contraception. Medication and diet can also play a role. Dairy products and products with a high glycemic index can worsen acne. Fatty foods and chocolate however, have never been proven to cause or worsen acne. Direct contact with oily substances, certain cosmetics and skin friction with clothing and objects can also worsen acne.

Acne Treatments at the Spa

There are several acne treatments available at Spa Sophia. They can really increase the appearance of your skin by reducing acne scars and acne. If you come in for the first time we'll always give you a complimentary professional consultation. These are the acne treatments at our spa:

Chemical Peel

facial peel los angeles spa sophia before after venice abbot kinneyChemical peels, also known as facial peels, are a popular acne treatment. They consist of an application of acids on the facial skin, causing it to peel afterwards. Spa Sophia only uses all natural acids. Chemical peels have been shown to reduce acne by 40 to 50% after 4 to 6 peels. On top of reducing acne, chemical peels also reduce the appearance of acne scars. Results last up to several months, after which peels at regular intervals can provide good acne maintenance.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a more gentle version of dermabrasion, and doesn't require any numbing medicine or downtime. It's an exfoliating procedure, where tiny crystals are sprayed on your skin to peel off the outer layer. Microdermabrasion leaves you with a more even complexion, less visible scars, and reduced visibility of acne. We recommend getting multiple microdermabrasion facials for more dramatic results. Three to four sessions get the skin to a good basic level, and one microdermabrasion per month maintains these results.

DNA CryoStem Facial

The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial is Spa Sophia's latest facial and also functions as acne treatment. It's a highly exclusive treatment where your skin will be exfoliated and then treated with cryogenically preserved stem cell serum. This treatment decreases the appearance of fine lines, scarring and acne. You skin cells will essentially be supplied with younger, flawless skin cells that improve the older, existing cells around them. This process continues for up to 6 days after treatment. A set of at six treatments over two months is recommended to reach all the layers of skin.

Over the Counter Acne Treatments

Aside from spa acne treatments, there are also effective over the counter acne treatments. Topical retinoids are probably one of the most effective. Retinoids speed up cell turnover and increase the shedding of dead skin cells, which over time can really improve the structure of your skin. For over the counter retinoids (often called Retinol) it can take up to several months before results start showing. Prescription retinoids (often called Retin-A) book quicker results, but since retinoids can be quite harsh on your skin, it's recommended to slowly ease into it. Spa Sophia's favorite Retinol based acne treatment is s Epicuren’s Retinol Complex. Purchase it at the spa or through our webshop.

Want to book a free acne treatment consult and book a facial? Call Spa Sophia at (310) 564 6676, email us, or book an appointment online.

Revolutionary New Treatment: DNA CryoStem Cell Facial

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We have a big passion for staying on top of the latest scientific breakthroughs in the industry, and we're thrilled to introduce our new DNA CryoStem Cell Facial to you! This revolutionary treatment is based on Nobel Prize winning research and was introduced by Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy. It was initially only available at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village in Los Angeles, but now Spa Sophia offers the DNA CryoStem Cell Facial as well! Book one now and get $50 off your first DNA facial. Want to know more about this truly groundbreaking treatment that's making name as a non invasive alternative to a facelift? Read on...

The Role of DNA in Aging

Why does our skin get wrinkled over time? Because our cells get older, and as they get older they start cooperating less well. They lose efficiency, get damaged, and even die. This all has to do with DNA. Every cell in your body contains DNA, which contains not just the blueprint of a specific cell, but of your entire being.

Nobel Prize winning Professor Alexis Carrel and Swiss Doctor Niehans of the Clarens Clinic then made a stunning discovery while doing research on embryo extracts: They found that when and old cell comes into contact with a new cell, the new cell reprograms that old cell, making it function like new. Cells do this by exchanging DNA.

What Are Stem Cells?

So new cells are very useful for rejuvenating old cells, like skin cells. The difficulty with new cells though, is that they are extremely rare. Cells take on specific roles very early on: They become blood cells, brain cells and skin cells for example, all before we're even born. And once a cell has taken on a function, you can't "re-assign" it. That's where stem cells come in. Stem cells are cells that aren't assigned to a task yet. They contain flawless DNA information, and are able to become every cell they come in contact with.

dna cryostem cell facial los angeles spa sophia venice abbot kinneyWhere Do DNA Cryo Stem Cells Come From?

The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial's stem cells are gained from bovine (cow) amniotic fluid. But don't worry about the cows; They live on a free-range farm in the French Alps, receive organic feed and are hormone, steroid and antibiotic free. The amniotic procedure is also painless, and the cows replenish their stem cells within 8 hours. The stem cells are then stored cryogenically, aka frozen. This is because at medium or high temperatures the cells decay and lose their value.

The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial

The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial is 100% natural, FDA approved, and chemical and preservative free. It starts off with a thorough cleanse. After that you'll receive a microdermabrasion: a deep exfoliation of epidermal skin cells with the help of tiny crystals. This will enable the CryoStem Cell serum to penetrate the skin better and deeper. Then DNA's CryoStem Cell serum is applied. This serum consists of organic vitamins, minerals, essential fats, enzymes, natural antioxidants and stem cells. The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial lasts 60 minutes costs $250. Spa Sophia now offers $50 off for first time DNA facials! Book now.

DNA CryoStem Cell Facial Results

Because the stem cells will adapt to your skin and restore and reprogram your old skin cells, your skin will not only feel younger, it will be younger. The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial has been clinically proven to enhance skin cell growth by 71%. This process will last for days after your treatment, peaking at 6 days. It's not without reason DNA CryoStem Cell Facial is being helmed as the non invasive alternative to facelifts. The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial remedies wrinkles, fine lines, aging spots, scars, acne scars, bags under the eyes, uneven complexity and even laxness of skin in the neck and chest area.

How Many DNA CryoStem Cell Facial Treatments Do I Need?

Results are immediate, and keep increasing over 6 days. However, to also effect the deeper layers of skin and get the best long term results, it's recommended that you get 6 treatments over two months. Each treatment will progressively increase results, and after 6 treatments most layers of the skin will have been improved. After that occasional treatments as a booster are optional.

DNA Facial After Care

The serum used in the DNA CryoStem Cell Facial will continue to sink into your skin throughout the night. That's why we recommend that you don't work out, wash, or put on make-up after your DNA Facial.

The DNA CryoStem Cell Facial results are virtually unparalleled and can't be achieved with any regular skin care products. Want to schedule a DNA CryoStem Cell Facial now? Book one online or call us at (310) 564 6676, or send us an email!